Due to weather conditions, Sangster Elementary will be closed on Tuesday, February 12th.
As SD62 schools are closed on Tuesday, February 12th, the Emergency Reunification Workshop scheduled for the evening of the 12th at Sangster Elementary will be re-scheduled. When a new date is confirmed we will communicate this to our parent community.
With snow predicted over the next few days, the District will monitor conditions. Staff and families, please listen to the radio in the mornings for updates and closure announcements. The District will try to push notifications online, but this may not be an option if internet servers are down.
If schools do open and conditions worsen over the day, the District will keep families up to date throughout the day as best they can. We encourage parents to have back-up plans for the end of the school day if they are not able to get to the school.
With the possibility of snow this week and next, please take a look at our weather procedures. Schools remain open if at all possible, including during snowfalls. It is ALWAYS up to the parent to decide whether or not to send their child to school during inclement weather.
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This workshop will explain the District’s post-disaster emergency student release procedures, and what to expect during the school’s reunification drill. All participants will receive an emergency planning package and will be given a list of considerations when writing your family’s emergency plan. To save a seat, please register in advance using the following link:
REUNIFICATION TRAINING SESSION & DRILL
SAVE THE DATES: Tuesday February 12th & Thursday March 7th, 2019
To enhance the level of emergency preparedness for all schools, the District will be implementing Standard Emergency Reunification Procedures to ensure the safety and well being of all students in the aftermath of a disaster. This process includes staff training, parent education, and an emergency reunification drill for staff, students, parents, and authorized guardians at all schools.
Sangster Elementary will be practising this Emergency Reunification Drill on Thursday March 7th. Parents and all authorized guardians listed on a Students Release Form are asked to participate. This will be an opportunity for parents to exercise their family’s emergency plan in conjunction with the school’s emergency plan.
A Workshop on Emergency Planning will be held on Tuesday February 12th in the School Gym, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
This workshop will explain the District’s post-disaster emergency student release procedures, and what to expect during the school’s reunification drill. All participants will receive an emergency planning package and will be given a list of considerations when writing your families emergency plan. To save a seat, please register in advance using the following link:
Until then, we encourage you to consider your families state of emergency readiness. Take some time to discuss how you expect your child to behave and respond during an emergency, or disaster situation.
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EMERGENCY & CRISIS RESPONSE MANAGEMENT
In preparation for emergency situations, Sangster will be having a Reunification Drill on Thursday, March 7th during the last 90 minutes of the school day. As part of the drill, parents or other authorized guardians (as stated on Emergency Release Form) will be required to pick up their child from the school at a designated time. There will be more details to come.
Student Emergency Release Forms have been sent home. Please complete and return the form by February 1st.
There will be a Reunification Parent Information Session held in preparation for the drill at one of the neighbourhood schools in February. We will share the date, location, and time of this session when it is confirmed.
Sangster Learning Conferences are on March 6th between 3:30 – 5:00 PM and 5:30—6:30 PM. Various formats are being used this year and classroom teachers will communicate details with parents. We look forward to seeing you on the 6th!
Thank you to the Sangster PAC, parent volunteers, and the West Shore Lions Club for a fantastic Pancake Breakfast! The students were all smiles as they enjoyed a delicious breakfast!
The Lions Club is able to provide these community events through their fundraising efforts and special events. Please consider attending their upcoming events on March 8th at the Langford Legion as they host 50’s Rock & Roll Band Rukus. Advanced tickets are $15 and tickets at the door are $20. Please see the West Shore Lions Club website for further information http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/westshorebc/